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Wetpixel Live: Winning Images of UPY 2023 Photo

Wetpixel Live: Winning Images of UPY 2023

Alex and Adam discuss a selection of the winning images from the 2023 Underwater Photographer of the Year contest. As is the case with these reviews, they provide a critical review of what they like (or dislike) in each image and attempt to explain the reasons for the image’s success.

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Wetpixel Live: Old Lenses for New Cameras Photo

Wetpixel Live: Old Lenses for New Cameras

The transition of full frame mirrorless cameras from SLR has reduced the number of lens options available to photographers, and given the tiny number of those using them underwater, there are some gaps in appropriate lenses for using with them. Alex and Adam discuss some of the older lenses, including Nikonos, and how some of these may work with the new cameras, while others currently will not.

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Wetpixel Live: Sony a7R V for Underwater Shooters

During his recent Grand Cayman workshops, Alex Mustard was lent and used extensively a Sony a7R V mirrorless camera. The camera is now receiving favorable reviews in the “above water” photographic community, so this is a rare opportunity to get an early opinion specific to underwater use about an exciting new camera body. Joined by Adam, the duo had some technical issues with the recording; this episode has a few glitches. However, the information presented is important and is worth watching.

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Wetpixel Live: Iconic Underwater Images Photo

Wetpixel Live: Iconic Underwater Images

In a dive into some older posts on the Wetpixel forum, Alex and Adam discuss what makes an image iconic and truly memorable. They discuss the differences that can occur due to the viewer’s context, and how the profusion of social media channels has affected how individuals view and react to images, and that the circumstances around an image’s capture matter less than the image itself.

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Wetpixel Live: WPOTY 2022 Preview Images Photo

Wetpixel Live: WPOTY 2022 Preview Images

Alex and Adam discuss the marine-related images that were released by the organizers of the 2022 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest. Each year, the contest releases previews of a few of the images that were highly commended and uses these as marketing and to whet people’s appetites for the eventual winners. The team discusses the images, and attempts to discern what this year’s judges are looking for!

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Wetpixel Live: New Nauticam Optics Photo

Wetpixel Live: New Nauticam Optics

Nauticam has recently released some new optical products that have caused a lot of interest within the Wetpixel community and on the forums. We felt that the best way to find out more was to go directly to the source, and in this episode of Wetpixel Live, Nauticam owner and the man behind all Nauticam’s underwater optics, Edward Lai kindly shares his time with us. He discusses specifics of the new products and how they fit into the existing Nauticam range.

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Wetpixel Live: Nauticam Viewfinder Review Photo

Wetpixel Live: Nauticam Viewfinder Review

Alex has been able to try out Nauticam’s new 45° magnified viewfinders. These are available in two models, one specifically designed to cope with the wider exit pupils on (especially Sony) mirrorless cameras’ EVFs. In a discussion with Adam, they chat about magnified viewfinders in general, and then specifically Alex’s experiences with the new models. He concludes with a surprising finding as to which is his favorite!

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Wetpixel Live: Intro to Nauticam Optics Photo

Wetpixel Live: Intro to Nauticam Optics

In this episode of Wetpixel Live, Adam chats to Nauticam owner, Edward Lai about the history and his philosophy behind Nauticam’s development of a range of water contact optics, specifically designed for underwater image makers. He explains why in some circumstances, these optics can improve image quality, particularly in low light, and gives a very interesting take on the issue of distortion.

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